March 29, 2007 Subject:
The Song Birds Sing Sweeter, Lads, at Home
My Mother wrote the course in a New Testament when I left for college in 1935. I still have that book. I have searched all these years to find music and words. Thank and Frank Stanley
December 27, 2005 Subject:
Fun stuff here
I hadn't heard of Frank C. Stanley until I found these recordings at archive.org, but he's now an important figure in my playlists. I kind of wish the original untouched wav or flac files were available here, but it's not that important.
I haven't listened to all of these files, but of the ones I've heard, I particularly enjoyed these ones:
* A Hundred Fathoms Deep (1898) b - This is the one that got me interested. You can find the words (and music) to this song at http://nla.gov.au/nla.mus-an6065635-s2-e-cd
* Yankee Doodle (1898) - Goodwin rhymes with pudding?
* Tenting on the Old Camp Ground (1902) - a Civil War song that seems to be pretty well-known.
* Auld Lang Syne (1907) - needs no description
* Indifferent Mariner (1907) - Some of the words in this song are difficult to understand, and I haven't been able to find them anywhere, but it's still listenable.
* My Wife's Gone to the Country, Hurrah Hurrah (1909) - A silly song about a man who is delighted that his wife wants to go away for a while, leaving him free to have fun.
* Hello People (1909) - Okay, this is a very silly song, but I thought it was kind of funny to hear Mr. Stanley singing it.